CAUL Advisory Committees

edX partnership with Vital Source announced

The nonprofit online learning initiative edX has announced a new partnership with Vital Source Technologies Inc., an e-textbook platform that will work on behalf of edX members to acquire and host free textbooks for edX courses. The partnership is intended to make it easier for edX members to acquire e-textbook content for inclusion in edX courses, including MOOCs.

Filed under: eTexts, MOOCs

In the light of MOOCs, intellectual property policy remains flexible

This article from the Duke Chronicle highlights emerging issues around intellectual property related to MOOCs, when their creators move to a different institution and may want to bring their MOOC with them.

Filed under: MOOCs

Harvard Business School seeks to overcome the isolation of MOOC learning

This article looks at how Harvard Business School is uisng a tool called Project Lever to connect online learning students. Project Lever is used to help students find project collaborators and other students with complementary skills.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-02-06/harvard-offers-health-care-innovation-online-course

Filed under: MOOCs

Online learning in 2013: an Ontario perspective

Tony Bates a Contact North | Contact Nord Research Associate looks at what happened in Ontario in particular during 2013. Ontario has extensive use of online learning in  – 1,000 programs, 18,000 courses, and about 500,000 registrations from the 22 public universities and 24 public colleges – it is worth a read.

http://www.tonybates.ca/2014/01/02/online-learning-in-2013-an-ontario-perspective/

Filed under: MOOCs

The Online Education Revolution Drifts Off Course

Eric Westervelt from the U.S. National Public Radio’s All Things Considered program takes a fresh look at MOOCs following a year of massive hype.

Filed under: MOOCs

MOOCs Infographic

 

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[Source: EDUCAUSE]

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MOOCs: Google and EdX Announce Partnership, Will Launch New Site Next Year | LJ INFOdocket

See on Scoop.itMOOCs

RT @LibraryJournal: MOOCs: Google and EdX Announce Partnership, Will Launch New Site Next Year http://t.co/Nju72Anttx #moocs via @infoDOCKET

Fiona Harvey‘s insight:

I thought Google had coursebuilder? But I suppose they will learn more about the platform this way. Interesting to see how this develops. Note MOOC.org

See on www.infodocket.com

Filed under: MOOCs

Google and EdX Are Building a “YouTube for MOOCs”

See on Scoop.itEducational Technology News

“Google is teaming up with EdX, an open-source online education nonprofit started by Harvard and MIT, to create a new site that EdX’s president compared to a “YouTube for MOOCs.”

The site is called mooc.org—MOOC being the unfortunate acronym for “massive open online courses.” It will use the same EdX platform through which professors at Harvard, MIT, and other EdX-partner universities now offer their online courses.”

See on www.slate.com

Filed under: MOOCs

Metaliteracy MOOC

The Metaliteracy MOOC is open to students at the University at Albany and Empire State C9ollege for credit as well as to all global participants as a free and open learning experience. One of the first readings set for the MOOC is about reframing information literacy as a metaliteracy: http://metaliteracy.cdlprojects.com/index.html .

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Feminist anti-MOOC

Inside Higher Ed‘s Scott Jaschik reports on a new variation on MOOCs: distributed open collaborative courses (or DOCCs), which take some elements of MOOCs but then change them in ways consistent with feminist pedagogy.

 

 

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Full article: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/08/19/feminist-professors-create-alternative-moocs

Filed under: MOOCs